What medications are contraindicated to beauty therapy?

What Medications Are Contraindicated To Beauty Therapy? 1

Therapists Need to be Aware of Common Side Effects of Medications

  • Medications that Cause Skin Sensitivity
  • Steroids
  • Blood-Thinning Medications

Medications Cause Skin Sensitivity

Assorted antibiotics, sulfa drugs, cold and allergy medicines and pain killers are among the medications that can make people more vulnerable to sun and heat.

A number of medications used to treat acne, high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes and cancer can also cause these side effects.

These common medications can make skin more sensitive:

  • 8-MOP
  • Accutane
  • Adapalene
  • Avage
  • Adapalene
  • Avita
  • Benadryl Allergy
  • Blocadren
  • Compazine
  • Cordarone
  • Cardioquin
  • Dimetapp
  • Donnatal
  • Diuril
  • Differin
  • Elavil
  • Eldepryl
  • eDiabines
  • Genahist
  • Feldene
  • HydroDiuril
  • Isotretinoin
  • Naprosyn
  • Oxsoralen
  • Phenergan
  • Renova
  • Retin-A
  • Sudafed
  • Sinequan
  • Tretinoin
  • Tazarotene
  • Tazarac


Steroids, also called corticosteroids, are anti-inflammatory medicines used to treat a range of conditions.

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Steroids can be used to treat a problems such as:

  • Allergies
  • Asthma
  • Eczema
  • Inflamatory bowel disease
  • Arthritis.

Steroids unpleasant side effects are:

Steroids don’t tend to cause significant side effects if they’re taken for a short time or at a low dose. But sometimes they can cause unpleasant side effects.

They’re different from the anabolic steroids used by athletes and body builders to improve their performance.

  • High blood pressure
  • Increased appetite
  • Mood changes
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Cushing's syndrome
  • Thin skin that bruises easily
  • Fat deposits in the face

List of Steroids:

  • Steroid tablets:
  • Prednisolone
  • Betamethasone
  • Dexamethasone
  • Steroid injections:
  • Hydrocortisone
  • Triamcinolone
  • Methylprednisolone
  • Steroid inhalers:
  • Beclometasone
  • Budesonide
  • Fluticasone
  • Mometasone

Anabolic steroids are class C drugs, which can only be sold by pharmacists with a prescription.

Anabolic steroids are performance-enhancing drugs that increase muscle mass and decrease fat, as well as causing many undesirable effects.

Some athletes, weightlifters and bodybuilders take them regularly to improve their physical performance and build up their bodies.

Some people believe taking anabolic steroids will help them become fit and healthy. This isn’t true: taking anabolic steroids is a dangerous drug habit.

List of Anabolic Steroids:

  • Anadrol
  • Anavar
  • Clenbuterol
  • Clomid
  • Cytomel
  • Deca Durabolin
  • Dianabol
  • Equipoise
  • Halotestin
  • Human Growth Hormone
  • Human Growth Hormone
  • Lasix
  • Methyltestosterone
  • Nolvadex
  • Omnadren
  • Primobolan
  • Cypionate
  • Sustanon
  • Enanthate
  • Propionate
  • Testosterone Suspension
  • Testosterone
  • Trenbolone
  • Winstrol

Blood-Thinning Medications

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There are two main types of blood thinners.

Anticoagulants such as heparin or warfarin (also called Coumadin) slow down your body’s process of making clots.

Antiplatelet drugs, such as aspirin, prevent blood cells called platelets from clumping together to form a clot.

According to Community Medicine at Queen Mary University of London, “one common medication that may require treatment alterations is anticoagulant medications [blood thinners] like Warfarin because they may make your clients more prone to bruising and internal bleeding.”

This is a list of medications that have an affect on the blood clotting process:

  • A
  • Actron
  • Advil
  • Aggrenox
  • Aleve
  • Alka-Seltzer
  • Anacin
  • Anaprox
  • Anexsia w/Code
  • Anodynos
  • Ansaid
  • A.P.C.
  • Artrotec
  • A.S.A.
  • Advil
  • Aspergum
  • Aspirin
  • Axotal
  • B
  • B-A-C
  • Bayer
  • Bexophene
  • Bextra
  • Brilinta
  • Buffered Aspirin
  • Buffaprin
  • Bufferin
  • Buffinol
  • C
  • Cama Arthritis Strength
  • Cataflam
  • Celebrex
  • Cheracol Capsules
  • Clinoril
  • Clopidogrel
  • Coumadin
  • Congespirin
  • Combunox
  • E
  • Easprin
  • Ecotrin
  • Emagrin Forte
  • Empirin
  • Equagesic
  • Equazine
  • Etodolac
  • Excedrin
  • F
  • Feldene
  • Fenoprofen
  • Fiogesic
  • Fiorgen PF
  • Fiorinal
  • G
  • Ginko biloba
  • Gemnisyn
  • I
  • Ibuprofen
  • Indocin
  • Indomethacin
  • K
  • Ketoprofen
  • Ketorolac
  • L
  • Liquprin
  • Lodine
  • Lortab
  • M
  • Magnaprin
  • Marnal
  • Measurin
  • Meclofenamate
  • Mefenamic
  • Meloxicam
  • Meprobamate
  • Midol
  • Mobic
  • Motrin
  • Momentum
  • N
  • Nabumetone
  • Naprelan
  • Naprapac
  • Naprosyn
  • Naproxen
  • Norgesic
  • Nuprin

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